Moms Must Read:
LGBT Books for Teens
Since June is LGBT Awareness month we at Good Enough Mother thought it would be a great idea to introduce you to a few books on this topic that are geared toward teens. Yes, it’s true, there are good mainstream LGBT titles for teen readers. Regardless of orientation teens are much more receptive to the LGBT community than their adult counterparts usually are. Plus, like I always say, kids want to read books about people who are like them. LGBT Young Adult titles are good. They explore the issues that most teens struggle with: identity, growing up, friendships, and relationships. What I’m most often pleased with about literature today is that just because a teen character identifies as LGBT, the character is not wholly that one quality. Teens won’t tolerate stereotypical depictions; they want characters who are comprised of many qualities.
Here are 5 must read titles that depict LGBT characters who are more than their sexual orientation.
2. Guardian By Alex London
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The much anticipated sequel to Proxy! Just newly released, and I can't wait to read it. Here's a bit about it:In the new world led by the Rebooters, former Proxy Syd is the figurehead of the Revolution, beloved by some and hated by others. Liam, a seventeen-year-old Rebooter, is Syd’s bodyguard and must protect him with his life. But armed Machinists aren’t the only dangerPeople are falling ill—their veins show through their skin, they find it hard to speak, and sores erupt all over their bodies. Guardians, the violent enforcers of the old system, are hit first, and the government does nothing to help. The old elites fall next, and in the face of an indifferent government, Syd decides it’s up to him to find a cure . . . and what he discovers leaves him stunned.This heart-stopping thriller is packed with action, adventure, and heroics. Guardian will leave you breathless until the final page.
Wow. Amazing, right? I need a cup of coffee just to keep up with the description! Completely changing gears from heart racing action to heart breaking action...